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Nice.

A note about the video card... does your dad game at all? if not, then who cares.
No he does not game, he does CAD work however...which was the main reason behind the Quad core CPU.

Tomorrow I'll be getting him a 9600GT and a new cooler for this thing from the egg. His money of course. So all in all, should be quite the nice machine when I'm done with it.
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He'll be running a GeForce 6800 XT (ew, I know).
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Actually I wouldnt even recommend any GeForce for CAD work. He would be much better off going for a Quadro or FireGL so it has full support.
    
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Somebody posted something yesterday about softmodding a Geforce card into a quadro card.


EDIT: Bingo! http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...o-softmod.html
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Actually I wouldnt even recommend any GeForce for CAD work. He would be much better off going for a Quadro or FireGL so it has full support.
Not in the budget however . The Quadro he WAS looking at is the same card as a 9600GT...so I'm going to order him a 9600GT tomorrow...finally talked him into it.

As to which cooler, its this one. Yes, its a budget cooler. I have $200 to buy him a GPU and a cooler, so this is what I found. Seems like it should do quite well too according to the reviews I found online for it (not the newegg ones, real ones).
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Agreed. The 9600 will be a waste of money.

And if the CAD isn't even 3D, only the CPU matters....
    
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Agreed. The 9600 will be a waste of money.

And if the CAD isn't even 3D, only the CPU matters....
Oh no, he's getting a new video card, lol. I can't stand to see a machine that is THAT HEAVILY bottlenecked. I will however try that "soft mod" out with the 9600GT. Seems like a pretty good idea. He WANTED a Quadro, but the budget wouldn't allow. He'd be pleased if he actually ended up with one .
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Good luck! I really hope it works for yah. Sounds really really cool. And I'm sure your dad would be thrilled if you pulled it off. Don't let him know till you're done though. haha.
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Bottlenecked in WHAT way? I am seriously thinking you're making him spent money he shouldn't.
    
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Bottlenecked in WHAT way? I am seriously thinking you're making him spent money he shouldn't.
Well, he knows all...I'll start off by saying that much.

He's going to be upgrading his CAD software in roughly 6 months..maybe a year or so (I know, that a long ways for a computer). Currently his old rig did him fine (Pentium D 2.8, 1GB DDR2, 6800XT)...but he wanted something more powerful. So I told him that a Quad core would be the BEST option for doing what he does...CAD work, multitasking,etc. 2GB of RAM is a MUST these days (we all know that). Now here's where his smart ideas come in.

I told him flat out that his old card would do him fine, if he was fine with his old machine. But I did inform him that it would be silly (from a gamer's point of view mind you) to keep the 6800 in that machine...considering what it is. He said, "Well what I'm doing IS graphically intensive, so I should need a top of the line video card to match my top of the line computer, no?". So I said, "Sure!!!" Lol...he's EXTREMELY thickheaded. He just has to beat my machine, that's all there is to it. He's perfectly fine and content on his old Athlon64 3000+ laptop doing his CAD work RIGHT NOW.

I know that all he's doing is trying to outdo my machine. He saw pictures of it online the other day (I had to show off my new video card to him)...but I figure the upgrade couldn't hurt anything either. It will help future proof his machine even further than it already is. I figure its money well spent on something that he may never use, lol. But at least he has the bragging rights again right now. I have a feeling that's all he's after...even though I'm the one that suggested all these parts and even built it.

He's pretty much just flexing his wallet. He does this with EVERY machine I've built the last few years. His Pentium D, 1GB DDR2, 6800 XT....was to outdo my Socket A rig....which outdid HIS old Dell P4 rig. Its just a never ending circle here.
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LOL... ok

Just don't tell him about my plans
    
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